Bray boxer Katie Taylor qualifies for Olympics, continues bid for fourth world title in China
KATIE TAYLOR today achieved her lifelong dream by qualifying for the London Olympics in China.
The Bray boxer was awarded a walkover when her Romanian opponent Mihaela Lacatus, who is suffering from a neck injury, did not turn up for their quarter final fight.
Her Olympic place was secured after French fighter Estelle Mossely lost her quarter-final in the event in Qinhuangdao, leaving three Olympic places for European boxers in the lightweight class..
Taylor is aiming for her fourth World title in a row and is now guaranteed a bronze medal by getting through to the semi finals.
She will face Tajikistan’s Mavzuna Chorieva in Friday’s semi-final at 8am.
An emotional Taylor said it was her lifelong dream to box in the Olympics and she said she cannot believe it has happened.